She is such a shy little thing but it was wonderful to see her again, safe and sound. We also went to see the new school campus no. 4. and spent time with the Principal, Lalima, and Robita. We also heard an amazing story about good coming out of tragedy. At Jhuprakhola, the village was flooded during the big wet season and some houses were washed away. No lives were lost. But the village relies on gathering sand and gravel for a living, and the place where they live was running out. After the flood, there was enough sand and gravel deposited by the village to keep them working for at least two more years. In another place, there was a landslide and three villages were swept away with 200 lives lost. One of our ladies doing the vocational training, Tara, went home to the village and was married there and will not be returning. We were sad about that, as the transformation in her life was remarkable and we are not sure what her future will be now.
Five people arriving tomorrow, so Grahame will spend a good part of his day waiting at the airport, as the planes are arriving at different times.
Electricity is not as good as it usually is in September. Usually, we are only 4 hours a day without, but at present it is 8 hours without. It is strange as they had such a big wet this year and the power is hydro.